771. Voting arrangements for business relating exclusively to England, or to England and Wales.

771.     Voting arrangements for business relating exclusively to England, or to England and Wales.

In 2015 a new procedure was introduced allowing only those members representing constituencies in England, or in England and Wales, to vote on bills relating exclusively to those countries. In such situations the House resolves itself into a Legislative Grand Committee1 and any divisions on the bill are counted with only the votes of members for constituencies in England, or England and Wales, as the case may be2. The procedure of the House applicable to a committee of the whole House is,